I have a 68' italmec it's a great machine really allows you to do a lot of work in a short amount of time for many jobs. If you like climbing I would not get a spider lift because you will end up trying to find ways to use it on every job. If I were in the market to buy a lift I would buy the omme 2750rx hands down, I wouldn't even consider another lift after seeing and hearing what these machines can do. They are 95' working height. They are about 180K new I believe.
I bought a tracked lift after demoing teupen, crawler and went with an easy lift 70-36 AJ .... Your right I ran a bucket for years and never going back ( I don't do any utility stuff anymore ) I do a lot of cottage area work and this can go on and off a barge no problem, weighs only 6600lbsWe have the Omme 2750. Sweet. 90 ft. Have been able to do larger trees without climbing. In fact, have not climbed any tree the past 2 years. Getting ready to purchase another Platform Basket 72 footer also. Demo is next week. Best decision we ever made was to ditch the bucket and go with a lift.
We have the OMME 86 footer. Its a pretty amazing machine. Personally think its good there are no computers, I believe that makes it a little more simple to use. Its pretty idiot proof the machine senses its positioning and doesn't let you go into lengths and angles it can't handle. Its not super easy to do prunes with you can't snake in between leads and limbs as easily as with a bucket. You have to think of it more like a crane the way it moves I guess.
Hi Menchofer, How do you like the "no computers are in an Omne" (if I have it right that Omne is the brand which contains no computers anywhere in it)??
Yeah but it'll be paid within a year, my old bucket was over $120,000 new. No, I use one tons for my chip trucks. It's an amazing piece of equipment and I have a pretty big waiting list of other co's for work for it.That's some serious coin! Have you ever thought about mounting a small chipper to the front of a trailer to be able to haul the lift at the same time?